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Eugene Rodney papers, 1949-ca.1963
PASC 163  
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Description
Eugene Rodney was best known as producer of the television program, Father Knows Best. The bulk of the collection includes scripts and production information for the radio and television series Father Knows Best, and the short lived television series Window on Main Street, all featuring Robert Young.
Background
Eugene B. Rodney was originally a publicist for East Coast theater owners and stage producers. He moved west when a theater chain he was managing was sold. In Hollywood he became an associate producer at Reliance Pictures and was involved in the filming of The Last of the Mohicans, The Count of Monte Cristo and Red Salute with Robert Young. Rodney went on to become the Vice-President of Production for Robert Young's production company, Cavalier Productions, Inc., and helped conceptualize and then produce the television version of Father Knows Best. Rodney died in November, 1985.
Extent
19.0 linear ft. (45 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.